Oh captain, my captain

The Great White North

A couple pics from our recent trip up to AK. The weather kept us in check at 10 - 15 below zero most days, but we managed to have a good time and see some wildlife in our neighborhood and on the highway.


Spring is only 20 miles east.

We got away from our icy road and crusty snow to the desert this afternoon...
Spencer evidently enjoyed it,too-


Concrete countertops thanks to my friend, Bill-

Oh baby!

Well, here is the new addition to the Arney tribe. The little peanut is 14 weeks old and all of 3 ounces in these photos. Tears streamed down my face as we got to see the baby for the first time. Half the time I forget I am pregnant, but to see the little one on the screen flipping around, heart beating, and hands moving, it became oh so real.

If you look closely in the first image, you can see the umbilical cord trailing off to the right.


She's a gusher!

Well, (no pun intended) after 9 months and 9 days, we finally have what we took for granted for too many years...running water! Mark and I fired up the well pump and energized the system that we put in late last summer. Thankfully, everything works as it is supposed to and we've got hot water, a shower, a toilet and a sink. Crazy.

Also, Herb installed the ballasters for the railing that Hunter created out of raw metal. He's working on the railing now. So, we pour our concrete counters Friday, install the base moulding this weekend, and move in as soon as the concrete is cured and sealed. Yikes! What will I do with all that time on my hands?


Even Tony Montana didn't have this much snow.

Evidently, this is one of the biggest winters people remember up here.
Historically, 50% of total snowfall comes in February.
Literally, were up close to 80 inches by Feb. 3.